I have two huge pet peeves when taking a spin/cycling class. The first being when an instructor is off of their bike for 60% of the class. To me, it says that you’re tired, that you can’t do the workout you’re putting us through, and that you’re not into the workout. The second being students in the class who do their own routine and don’t follow the instructor. I’m sorry but if we’re climbing for 8 minutes and you’re doing sprint intervals, we’re not following the same instructor. Sadly, both pet peeves occurred in this morning’s class. On the plus side, it was a great class and totally kicked my tail but the instructor and classmate were driving me bonkers. Maybe that’s what pushed me harder!?!
Thankfully today is my Friday! Some things were thrown at me unexpectedly yesterday, like having to make some big changes to my Capstone, so my time off this week couldn’t have come at a better time. Here’s my plan for the rest of the “work” week:
- Spin at 5:45AM (cycle boot camp)
- Clean my apartment: Kitchen, Bathroom, living room… pretty much the whole thing
- Do graduate work, finishing all of the week’s assignments
- Visit my friend Kristy
- Visit my friend Danielle
- Pick up Stephanie from the airport
- Spin at 5:45AM (toneDEF cycle – focused on the booty this week!)
- Hang out with Stephanie! I’m hoping to take her into the city and I’m sure we’ll talk wedding too.
- Dinner date with Stephanie and Neal
- Breakfast with Stephanie and Becky at Mancini’s
- Grocery shopping for the cabin with Stephanie and Becky
- Pick up Melissa from the airport
- Drive to West Virginia!
- Girl time!!!
As I’ll be hanging out with a lot of friends this week, I know I’ll probably consume more calories than if I was sitting at my desk for the next three days. To combat that, I am going to spin 4 out of the 5 work days. Dinners are still an issue for me, especially when I’m stressed, but I’m working on it one day at a time. Yesterday was ok eating wise, but I was a grazing queen last night. When I got home at 6 I had 2 thin cheese sandwiches. 2 hours later I had 1/4 cup of Neal’s pasta and then 2 hours later I had a small bowl of cereal. Was I hungry? Yes, but I didn’t need to eat so many carbs.
Monday’s Food Log
Breakfast- Everything bagel with quattro formaggio cheese and an iced coffee with half and half (410 calories)
Lunch- Cucumber salad with feta cheese and grilled chicken, blood orange Greek yogurt, and a cherry coke zero (501 calories)
Snacks- Caramel corn rice cakes (200 calories)
Dinner- 2 sandwich thins with quattro formaggio cheese, 1/4 cup of Neal’s pasta, Honey bunches of oats, and soy milk (900 calories) Carbs anyone? This was over a 5 hour time span but still… I was a snacking queen last night.
Total calories consumed- 2011 calories
Calories burned at spin- 776 calories
Total calories for the day- 1235 calories